Big Ten Battle in Week 12: Michigan Wolverines at Wisconsin Badgers

Big Ten Battle in Week 12: Michigan Wolverines at Wisconsin Badgers

In the only game on Saturday that features a pair of ranked teams – the Michigan Wolverines are on the road at the Wisconsin Badgers. This is not only a huge Big Ten game, but a very large game in the national title picture of College Football.

The Michigan Wolverines finish the season with a road game at Wisconsin, and then come home to host the Ohio State Buckeyes. Michigan could have a huge say in if the Big Ten gets a team in the College Football Playoff. The Wolverines are 8-2 on the season, and 5-2 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines have won won three straight games since their blowout loss on the road at Penn State.

For Wisconsin, they are unbeaten on the season. They are one of four teams without a loss in College Football. The Badgers enter the game ranked 5th in the most recent College Football rankings. Wisconsin is coming off a win over Iowa, where they scored 38 points for the third game this season. Wisconsin comes into this game as a favorite. The Wisconsin Badgers are -7.5 at MyBookie in this Big Teb game on Saturday.

Badgers Seeking to Remain Perfect

The Badgers are winning, and winning easily more times than not. Just twice this season Wisconsin did not win by double digits. Wisconsin beat Northwestern by 9 and Purdue by 8. On the season, the Badgers are scoring 36.3 points per game, which ranks 25th in all of College Football. The Badgers are allowing teams to score 13.4, which is 3rd in all of College Football.

Wisconsin’s top offensive threats are running back Jonathan Taylor. The freshman running back has rushed for 1,525 yards and 12 touchdowns. Quintez Cephus is the top target for quarterback Alex Hornibrook, with 30 receptions, 501 yards and 6 touchdowns. The Badgers finish the regular season on the road at the Minnesota Golden Gophers next weekend.

Wolverines Hungry for Upset

The Michigan Wolverines are anchored by their head coach Jim Harbaugh. While Harbaugh has not broke out and won a national title yet in Ann Arbor, the coach continues to get wins for the Wolverines. Michigan lost at home to Michigan State and on the road at Penn State this season. The Wolverines are also a Top 10 defense, allowing teams to score just 16.4 points per game.

Michigan has had guys in an out of the lineup all season long. The top threat on the offensive end has been Karan Higdon. He needs just 146 yards in his final two games to get to 1,000 on the season. Higdon also has 10 touchdowns. The Wolverines are 31st in all of College Football in rushing, with 207 yards per game.

Michigan Pulls Upset

This is going to be a great game, and frankly – an upset is in order here. The Wisconsin Badgers have played one of the weakest schedules in all of College Football. Wisconsin is going to have a tough time doing what they do best – and that is running the football. The Michigan defense is good, and keep getting better. The Wolverines are going to win this game on the road and ruin the Badgers national title chances. Michigan +7.5 is the bet to make on Saturday morning.   Bet on the Michigan Wolverines +7.5 at MyBookie.